FAQ

Introduction

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the connections between sensors and devices and patients and clinicians. How would you use IoT to improve diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or patient care in the areas of Neuromodulation, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Peripheral Interventions, Oncology, Endoscopy , Urology or Pelvic Health?

Who can participate in Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge?

The Challenge is open only to individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, except for the following:

  • Employees, officers, directors and contractors of Boston Scientific Corporation or its subsidiaries or affiliates, and/or any member of their immediate family (i.e., a spouse, parent, grandparent, child or grandchild) or household of any of the foregoing individuals
  • Residents of countries, states or other jurisdictions where such Challenges are prohibited

How does the Challenge Work?

Simply submit your idea at the contest submission page. Voting is crowd-sourced (encourage your friends to come and vote for you!). The Official Judges will also vote after the submissions deadline.

Do I need IRB or a Formal Project?

No, your submission can be purely at the idea stage. You don't need to have started a company, or have a prototype, or have an IRB approval already. Just explain your ideas/plans in the submission form.

What are the Judging Criteria?

  • Adherence to Theme: The theme of this Pitch-Off is IoT, specifically in the areas of Neuromodulation, Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Peripheral Interventions, Endoscopy, or Urology/Pelvic Health.
  • Practicality: Does the presenter clearly state the problem they are solving, how their idea solves the problem and how they will evaluate that it works? Can the idea be realistically implemented in today’s clinical environment and at a reasonable cost?
  • Efficacy: We are looking for ideas that produce real benefits (cost saving, improved outcomes, better patient experience, etc.). How beneficial would the proposed idea be if it were implemented?

Three finalists will be chosen by a combination of crowd voting and the scores of the official judges. Three finalists will be chosen at the sole discretion of Boston Scientific , regardless of the judge and crowd source voting.

 Can I edit my entry after I submit it?

You may edit your entry up until someone votes or comments on it. After that, you can communicate with the judges directly to expand and refine your idea. The judges will consider all of your responses as part of the overall submission.

Can I submit more than one idea?

Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.

What do I win?

Six finalists will be chosen to pitch their ideas before a live audience and panel of judges on March 1, 2018. The judges will choose a first and second place and winner that will be awarded services in-kind from Boston Scientific and Google.

Everyone Who Submits Gets Free Admission to the Final Event!

Whether or not you're selected as a finalist, if you submit an idea you and a guest will get free admission to the Final Event in March

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